Sport news British and Irish Lions ask for Government help to host series against world champions South Africa this summer - with matches set to be staged in London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Dublin Premierleague-News.com

Premierleague-News.com - EXCLUSIVE BY CHRIS FOY: The Lions have made an official request to the Government to underwrite a home 'tour' this summer, culminating in a Test series against South Africa.

Sport news British and Irish Lions ask for Government help to host series against world champions South Africa this summer - with matches set to be staged in London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Dublin Premierleague-News.com

Premierleague-News.com - EXCLUSIVE BY CHRIS FOY: The Lions have made an official request to the Government to underwrite a home 'tour' this summer, culminating in a Test series against South Africa.

Sport news  British and Irish Lions ask for Government help to host series against world champions South Africa this summer - with matches set to be staged in London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Dublin Premierleague-News.com
22 February 2021 - 23:00

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The Lions have made an official request to the Government to underwrite a home ‘tour’ this summer, culminating in a Test series against South Africa.Sportsmail understands that, following a board meeting last Thursday to discuss contingencies for the Covid-disrupted event, the Lions approached the Government to obtain financial guarantees which would clear the way for arrangements to be made for fixtures in Britain and Ireland.Sources have indicated that the initial response was positive and rugby officials are optimistic they will receive the support they need. The Lions have made an official request to the Government to underwrite a home ‘tour’ RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next France reveal captain Charles Ollivon is among five fresh... Elliot Daly urges England to stand by under-fire Owen... The Premiership and Six Nations are on red alert but the... The Fast Show: England star Jonny May has edge in speed over... Share this article Share The planned tour of South Africa will not happen because the country has not yet launched a vaccination programme and the rugby union there is unlikely to benefit from government intervention. Australia are offering to stage the tour Down Under and have claimed they can ensure a £10million profit, based on state backing.That scenario remains on the table and of interest to the home unions. However, the RFU and their counterparts in Wales, Scotland and Ireland  heavily favour the option of home matches in these exceptional circumstances.

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.The potential for crowd limits to be removed from June 21 would come just in time for the Lions’ clash with Japan at Murrayfield. Any home ‘tour’ scenario would involve Tests — surely featuring the likes of England star Maro Itoje — in each capital city of London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Dublin.  Australia have offered to stage the tour Down Under and guaranteed a £10m profit However, it is not clear whether Murrayfield would stage a Lions-South Africa Test if it has already hosted the Lions-Japan game. Meanwhile, Six Nations officials will decide on Wednesday whether to postpone Sunday’s France v Scotland game to the weekend of March 6-7. A further six French players are isolating after positive Covid test results. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next France reveal captain Charles Ollivon is among five fresh... Elliot Daly urges England to stand by under-fire Owen... The Premiership and Six Nations are on red alert but the... The Fast Show: England star Jonny May has edge in speed over... Share this article Share

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